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Despite initial struggles to recover from the recession, Connecticut tied for the 31st lowest unemployment rate in the country according to US Bureau of Labor Statistics as of March 2017.  In fact, Business Insider ranked the state as being tied for the 23rd best economy in the country as of 2015.  The publication stated that Connecticut’s financial sector is “huge.” 

The Connecticut Department of Labor reports that approximately 672 accounting jobs will become available each year between 2014 and 2024. In a 2016 publication, they report that the average statewide income for accountants is $80,288; however wages vary considerably by area and specialty accounting positions sometimes pay much higher wages than the average.

The economy of Connecticut has a disproportionate amount of employment in industries that utilize a large number of accountants such as the securities, insurance, and investment industries. Connecticut is also a magnet for corporate headquarters; big companies like General Electric, United Technologies, and Xerox are based there. In addition, the 'Big Four' accounting firm Deloitte is headquartered in Wilton. These national and international giants are joined by local firms like BlumShapiro.

Becoming a licensed certified public accountant (CPA) in Connecticut is a four-step process. First, you must earn a bachelor's degree. Secondly, you must pass the state-administered Uniform CPA Exam. While you can sit for the exam after completing just 120 semester hours, you need to complete 150 hours to obtain a license. Thirdly, you'll need to complete two years of accounting experience under the supervision of a licensed CPA. Finally, you'll need to pass a second state-administered exam, the AICPA Professional Ethics for CPAs.

The Connecticut Society of CPAs (http://www.ctcpas.org) offers numerous options for keeping your license current and for networking to improve your career. The Northeast Regional Council of the Institute for Management Accountants (http://nerc.imanet.org) offers a full schedule of networking events, advocacy programs and continuing education classes for certified management accountants (CMAs).

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More accountants and business professionals in Connecticut are turning to master's programs to earn the 150 semester hours required for a CPA license, or just as a way to advance their knowledge in specialized areas of accounting.

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29 Schools Offering Accounting Degree Programs:


Albertus Magnus College (New Haven, CT)
Levels Offered:
Bachelors Degree, Masters Degree, MBA Degree
Programs Offered:
Major in Business Administration - Accounting
Master of Business Administration - Accounting
Asnuntuck Community College (Enfield, CT)
Levels Offered:
Associate Degree, Certificate
Programs Offered:
Associate of Science in Accounting
Certificate in Accounting Assistant
Capital Community College (Hartford, CT)
Levels Offered:
Associate Degree, Certificate
Programs Offered:
Advance Certificate in Accounting
Associate of Science in Accounting
Basic Certificate in Accounting
Central Connecticut State University (New Britain, CT)
Levels Offered:
Bachelors Degree
Programs Offered:
Major in Accounting
Eastern Connecticut State University (Willimantic, CT)
Levels Offered:
Bachelors Degree
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Science in Accounting
Fairfield University (Fairfield, CT)
Levels Offered:
Bachelors Degree, Certificate, Masters Degree, MACC Degree, MBA Degree
Programs Offered:
Advanced Study Certificate in Accounting
Bachelor of Science in Accounting
Master of Business Administration - Accounting
Master of Science in Accounting
Gateway Community College (New Haven, CT)
Levels Offered:
Associate Degree, Certificate
Programs Offered:
Associate of Science in Business Administration - Accounting
Certificate in Accountant's Assistant
Housatonic Community College (Bridgeport, CT)
Levels Offered:
Associate Degree, Certificate
Programs Offered:
Associate of Science in Accounting
Associate of Science in Accounting - Accounting for Small Business
Associate of Science in Accounting - Parent Program
Business Certificate in Accounting for Small Business
Lincoln College of New England (Southington, CT)
Levels Offered:
Associate Degree
Programs Offered:
Associate of Applied Science in Accounting
Manchester Community College (Manchester, CT)
Levels Offered:
Associate Degree, Certificate
Programs Offered:
Associate of Science in Accounting
Associate of Science in Accounting and Business Administration
Certificate in Accounting
Middlesex Community College (Middletown, CT)
Levels Offered:
Associate Degree, Certificate
Programs Offered:
Associate of Accounting
Certificate in Accounting Assistant
Certificate in Accounting Technician
Naugatuck Valley Community College (Waterbury, CT)
Levels Offered:
Associate Degree, Certificate
Programs Offered:
Associate of Accounting
Certificate in Accounting
Northwestern Connecticut Community College (Winsted, CT)
Levels Offered:
Associate Degree
Programs Offered:
Associate of Science in Business and Management Administration - Accounting
Norwalk Community College (Norwalk, CT)
Levels Offered:
Associate Degree, Certificate
Programs Offered:
Associate of Science in Accounting
Certificate in Accounting
Post University (Waterbury, CT)
Levels Offered:
Certificate
Programs Offered:
Certificate - Forensic Accounting
(some programs offered online)
Quinebaug Valley Community College (Danielson, CT)
Levels Offered:
Associate Degree, Certificate
Programs Offered:
Associate of Science in Accounting
Certificate in Advance Accounting
Certificate in Applied Accounting
Quinnipiac University (Hamden, CT)
Levels Offered:
Bachelors Degree
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Science in Accounting
Ridley-Lowell Business & Technical Institute (New London, CT)
Levels Offered:
Certificate
Programs Offered:
Diploma in Accounting
Sacred Heart University (Fairfield, CT)
Levels Offered:
Associate Degree, Bachelors Degree, Certificate, Masters Degree, MBA Degree
Programs Offered:
Associate of Arts General Studies in Accounting
Certificate in Accounting
Major in Accounting
Master of Business Administration - Accounting
(some programs offered online)
Three Rivers Community College (Norwich, CT)
Levels Offered:
Associate Degree, Certificate
Programs Offered:
Associate of Science in Accounting
Certificate in Accounting
Tunxis Community College (Farmington, CT)
Levels Offered:
Associate Degree
Programs Offered:
Associate of Science in Business Administration - Accounting
University of Bridgeport (Bridgeport, CT)
Levels Offered:
Bachelors Degree, Certificate, Masters Degree, MBA Degree
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Science in Accounting
Certificate in Accounting
Master of Business Administration - Accounting
University of Connecticut (Storrs, CT)
Levels Offered:
Bachelors Degree, Doctoral Degree, Masters Degree, MACC Degree
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Science in Business - Accounting
Doctor of Philosophy in Business Administration - Accounting
Master of Science in Accounting
(some programs offered online)
University of Hartford (West Hartford, CT)
Levels Offered:
Bachelors Degree, Certificate, Masters Degree, MACC Degree
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration - Accounting
Certificate in Accounting
Master of Science in Accounting And Taxation
University of New Haven (West Haven, CT)
Levels Offered:
Bachelors Degree, Masters Degree, MBA Degree
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Science in Accounting
Master of Business Administration - Accounting
University of Phoenix (Norwalk, CT)
Levels Offered:
Associate Degree, Bachelors Degree, Masters Degree, MACC Degree, MBA Degree
Programs Offered:
AA - Accounting
BS - Accounting
BS - Business/Accounting
MBA - Accounting
MS - Accountancy
(some programs offered online)
University of Saint Joseph (West Hartford, CT)
Levels Offered:
Bachelors Degree
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Science in Accounting
Western Connecticut State University (Danbury, CT)
Levels Offered:
Bachelors Degree
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Business Administration - Accounting
Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting - Financial Accounting
Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting - Managerial Accounting
Yale University (New Haven, CT)
Levels Offered:
Doctoral Degree
Programs Offered:
Doctor of Philosphy in Accounting

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